Peptide examination and study tool: An online learning interface for amino acids and peptides in the introductory biochemistry classroom

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2020-11
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Fralish, Z. D.
Shelby, Shameka J
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John Wiley & Sons
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As proteins are essential to biological processes, knowledge about amino acids, and the peptide structures they form is fundamental to understanding biochemistry. In the introductory biochemistry course, mastering this concept is often a major cognitive hurdle for students.1 This task can be especially difficult within a distance learning environment as students may experience difficulties staying engaged during lengthy remote lectures.2 To supplement remote instruction of these basic principles, we have designed a program that helps students memorize the properties of amino acids and practice determining the isoelectric point (pI) of a peptide sequence. This program consists of five components and is available on the web at http://pest.epizy.com/.
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Research Subject Categories::NATURAL SCIENCES::Chemistry
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Fralish, Z. D., & Shelby, S. J. (2020). Peptide examination and study tool: An online learning interface for amino acids and peptides in the introductory biochemistry classroom. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education : A Bimonthly Publication of the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 48(6), 665–666. https://doi.org/10.1002/bmb.21466
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